2017-08-20 – Just How BIG is One little Sin?

Just How BIG is One little Sin? Facts About One Little Sin  One Sin Makes One a Sinner The Law of Moses states, “If a man strikes someone with an iron object so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death” (Num 35:16) A single act of murder […]

2017-08-13 – Just One Little Sin

Just One Little Sin People typically understate the danger and damage of sin. They will say such things as, “it was just a little white lie” or “but we’re in love and plan to get married” or “that huge department store chain will never miss this” or “they have insurance.” Others today are defending their […]

2017-08-06 – Lessons Learned from Twenty-five Years at Forum Terrace

Lessons Learned from Twenty-five Years at Forum Terrace After Philip (the evangelist, not the apostle) was zapped away from the Ethiopian Treasurer’s baptism, he was found preaching several miles away at Azotus. Soon he moved on up to Caesarea (Acts 8:40). There he stayed and preached, while he raised four daughters who could prophecy by […]

2017-07-30 – Why Should I Be a Soul Winner For Jesus?

Why Should I Be a Soul Winner For Jesus? A favorite hymn, we have often sung, says: “I want to be a soul winner for Jesus every day.” But why? The song goes on to give several good reasons: First, “I want to aid the lost sinner to leave his erring way, and be from […]

2017-07-23 – Prayer’s Mediator, Message, and Manner

Prayer’s Mediator, Message, and Manner 1 Timothy 2:5b-8 Mediator of Prayer Perhaps a fourth motive of God for His children to pray is that Jesus Christ is the only Mediator. A mediator is “a middle man” or a “go-between.” One who can stand between two parties and act on the behalf of both of them. Although […]

2017-07-16 – Prayers’ Types, Subjects, and Motives

Prayers’ Types, Subjects, and Motives 1 Timothy 2:1-5a The words “first of all” (2:1a) relate not to primacy of time but primacy of importance. Prayer is to be a top priority in the life of a Christian. It is not saying that prayer should be the first order of worship. The idea of a worship […]

2017-07-09 – Do Not Be Anxious

Do Not Be Anxious In His Sermon on the Mount Jesus deals with the problem of anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34). The term “worry” is used in this text? The Greek verb merimnao “signifies to be anxious about, to have a distracting care” (Vine 160). The term deals with the thoughts harbored in the heart. Our English […]

2017-07-02 – The Holiness of God

The Holiness of God The words sanctify, sanctification, saint, holy, and holiness are all derived from this same root in the Greek (hagios) and thus carry related meanings. Holiness means “set apart.” To be holy is “to be separate or distinct.” In holy matrimony, for example, a man and a woman are set apart, abandoning […]

2017-06-25 – Man’s Response to God’s Holiness

Man’s Response to God’s Holiness Man would have never created a God as Holy as the one described in the Bible. His holy nature distinguishes Him from all the man-made gods. “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Ex. 15:11). Throughout […]